The women’s race saw Germany employ team tactics to help secure a home win for Series leader, Anna Haug. Svenja Bazlen (GER) pushed the pace on the bike on behalf of Haug, who had to recover a 40 second deficit after the swim. The 30 year old was quickly back into the race and riding at the front with Britain’s Jodie Stimpson and Non Stanford.
The British pair matched Haug on the run until the later stages when she kicked for home. Stanford out sprinted Stimpson for second, but both were delighted with another podium finish at the highest level.
Stanford said: “The Germans were pushing the pace the whole way. I went out hard on the run and when Annie went I tried to go with her but she was just phenomenal. I’m really pleased with that today.”
Jodie, who trains with Haug, added: “I knew the race would be on form the word go and it didn’t disappoint. It was quite tactical, I knew the pace had to be kept on to hold Annie at bay but it eased off too much at parts and she gave her usual kick.”
Britain has never had four athletes on a World Triathlon Series podium at the same event before, and there is the opportunity to add more success tomorrow in the Mixed Team Relay World Championship event where two men and two women compete together in relay format over the super sprint distance. Great Britain has won the ITU world title for the last two year.
There will be televised highlights of the individual and relay events on BBC2 on Monday 22nd July from 2.30-4.30pm.
Image: Janos Schmidt/ITU
1. Anne Haug, GER, 57:21
2. Non Stanford, GBR, 57:35
3. Jodie Stimpson, GBR, 57:36
19. Vicky Holland, GBR, 58:44
28. Vanessa Raw, GBR, 59:00
40. Katie Hewison, GBR, 59:42